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Paolo Sorrentino Talks Oscar-Winner 'The Great Beauty' and What's Next (TRAILER)

I first discovered the cinema of Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino in 2008 when I saw "Il Divo" at Cannes, which also stars the incandescent Toni Servillo. Even though the biopic did a deep dive into the arcane Machiavellian politics of Italy, the movie was utterly accessible because Servillo carried you through as former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 4, 2014 1:06 AM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Wind Rises' and 'Elaine Stritch' Pull Crowds, 'In Secret' Sags

The range of new art films this weeks shows the diversity of the specialized world, with an acclaimed animated feature, another show business documentary, two subtitled films and a higher-budget period drama all debuting to quite variable results. "The Wind Rises" and "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" are the standouts.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 23, 2014 4:08 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino's Modern Spin on Fellini, 'The Great Beauty,' Plus Review Roundup

A new official trailer has arrived for Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," Italy's Oscar selection for this year's Foreign-Language race. The film is a formally gorgeous, lyrically shot epic following an aging journalist (the eminently watchable Toni Servillo of "Il Divo" fame) floating through Rome's never-ending party scene. Think the sick soul of Europe with a thumping baseline. Watch the trailer below, plus check out our review roundup.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2013 4:27 PM
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Janus Films Nabs Paolo Sorrentino's Palme d'Or Nominee 'The Great Beauty' (TRAILER)

Janus Films has picked up all U.S. rights to Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" ("La Grande Bellezza"), nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013. The film screens at TIFF in September. Check out the Italian trailer and synopsis below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 29, 2013 12:31 PM
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